Over the past 12 months, our Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group has been developing the department’s new Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan March 2020 – March 2023.

Reconciliation Action Plan artworkThe Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) aims to create tangible, measurable change in our department and to influence positive change across government.

Established in consultation with all business units and the Nunga Network, and in liaison with Reconciliation South Australia, the RAP demonstrates the department’s ongoing commitment to Reconciliation and includes ambitious but achievable deliverables.

Much has already been achieved since our first RAP was developed in 2013 including:

  • Increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities from 1.18 per cent (at June 2015) to 4.0 per cent (at June 2019).
  • Introducing cultural themes to floors in the State Administration Centre, and named meeting rooms after prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with their or their families’ endorsement.
  • Conducting a Social Procurement Readiness Review, which will inform our approach to build Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic participation through engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.

To find out more about the department’s commitment to Reconciliation and read the new RAP visit the Reconciliation page.